Temporary Oversail Applications

Page updated on: 31/03/2024

You should apply to us for a permit if you wish to use a crane, scissor lift, cherry picker or similar, on or over the public highway.

Guidance Notes

  1. Permits will not be issued if the placing of the apparatus on the highway infringes a parking restriction or contravenes any provision of the Highways Act 1980.
  2. The cost of a permit is £132 per calendar month or part thereof (valid until 31st March 2025).
  3. The Company named shall indemnify the Council against all actions, proceedings, claims and liability howsoever arising and will require public liability insurance of at least £10 million. The authority will require a copy of the current certificate to be kept on file. A permit will not be issued without proof of insurance.
  4. Authority is given to place such traffic signs on the highway as are required under the Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice.
  5. Attention is drawn to British Standard 7121: Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 which must be considered at all times of operation.

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